Pineapple coconut energy bites

I’m not going to turn this blog into a cooking blog, but I had to share today’s kitchen experiment.

I dehydrated a whole pineapple cut in small pieces, but I wasn’t happy with the result. It looked horrible and not appetizing at all. The pieces were still wet on the inside while dried and brittle on the outside, meh. I was about to throw the pineapple pieces in the bin, until I had the genius idea to use them to make energy bites.

And is there any better combination than with coconut? Piña colada in a bite!

The following measurements are quite approximative – I didn’t measure and I just added “a bit of this and a bit of that” as I went. Makes 6-8 bites, depending on size.

Pineapple coconut bites

3/4 cup almond flour

1/2 cup dried coconut (unsweetened)

1 cup dried pineapple (if you can get an unsweetened version, great – but making it yourself is much better!)

1/8 cup coconut for coating

Put all ingredients in a food processor. Mix until the pineapple pieces are chopped in very small pieces and the ingredients are starting to stick together. If your mix is too wet, add coconut or almond flour, 1-2 tablespoon at a time, and mix again. If your mix is too dry, add a bit of water, no more than 1 teaspoon at a time, and mix again.

Put 1/8 cup of coconut in a small plate. Using a spoon, take a bit of the mix and shape it in a ball, or a disk (or a bar!) with your hands. Coat all sides with coconut, pressing gently.

Keep your bites in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze. They should keep for about a week in the fridge.

I’m convinced they are delicious coming out of the freezer – I’ll have to try them this summer 🙂

On the training front, I haven’t been able to jump in the pool as often as I would have liked. But this week is a new week, and I’ve found interesting courses, where the accent lies on improving swimming techniques and improve fitness level. That sounds perfect for me 🙂 I’ll give them a try this week!